Science in Action

Science in Action

New developments in science and science news from around the world, weekly from BBC World Service.

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  • 30 Oct 14: Driverless Cars Special

    Thu, 30 Oct 14

    Duration:
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    Car crashes kill 1.2 million people globally, each year. Could robots be better than human drivers?

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  • 23 Oct 14: 3D Microscopy;Spinal Cord;Bluetongue Vaccine;Space Exploration

    Thu, 23 Oct 14

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    Nobel Laureate-led team develop microscopy methods to film cell activity; Nose cells are used to repair a spinal cord injury; A faster, more effective method of producing a vaccine for Bluetongue virus is developed; What hopes and challenges lie ahead for the future space exploration?

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  • 16 Oct 14: Sun Data; Cyclone Hudhud; Predicting Floods; Sniffer Flies

    Thu, 16 Oct 14

    Duration:
    27 mins

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    The first results from NASA’s IRIS satellite are in; Cyclone Hudhud hits the Eastern Coast of India; A mathematical tool is developed to predict floods in the South American Andes; Scientists discover the fruit fly’s ability to sniff out dangerous chemicals.

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  • 09 Oct 14: Nobel Prizes 2014; Disappearing Wildlife; Africa Prize for Engineering Innovation

    Thu, 9 Oct 14

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    The 2014 Nobel Prizes for Physiology or Medicine, Physics and Chemistry have been announced; Wildlife populations have halved in 40 years, says the recent Living Planet Index; An app for learning the native language of Zimbabwe is developed as part of the Africa Prize for Engineering Innovation

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  • 02 Oct 14: HIV in Africa; A Decade of Sub-Saharan African Science; Pesticide Problems; Is Climate Change to blame for the Californian Drought?

    Thu, 2 Oct 14

    Duration:
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    Scientists trace the origins of HIV in Africa; A new World Bank and Elsevier Report studies the state of Africa’s Science base; The use of harmful pesticides may still be a problem in developing countries; A new study suggests that increased greenhouse gases may be contributing to the Californian drought

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